[Osmf-talk] Proposal: Welcome Wagon Working Group

Kate Chapman kate at maploser.com
Mon Sep 24 06:09:44 UTC 2012

Hi Richard,

Sounds like a great idea. Nicolas Chavent and Severin Menard have been
discussing creating a mentorship program for new papers in some of the
areas HOT works.  Maybe some of this work overlaps.



On Mon, Sep 24, 2012 at 2:56 AM, Richard Weait <richard at weait.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 23, 2012 at 3:41 PM, Mark Iliffe <mark at markiliffe.co.uk> wrote:
> Thanks for the +1, Mark.  :-)
>> Where do you see the boundaries (by their nature they'll be fuzzy anyway) of the proposed group and the communications group?
> At a first approximation, I'd say CWG is for OSMF to World
> communication and WWWG closer to mapper to mapper communication.  Or
> I'd say that CWG is largely for disseminating information / articles /
> announcements and that WWWG is for collecting information about best
> practices regarding new mappers.  One item of definite overlap, is
> that both groups will want native speakers of several languages.  CWG
> has encouraged multiple translations of OSMF announcements for some
> time.  WWWG will want mother-tongue connections as well.  The main
> area of overlap is that we're all pulling together for a better OSM.
> :-)
> If CWG wants the mandate for WWWG, I won't argue against it, but it
> feels like a different task or audience.
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